2009 BOSTON HERALD AND BOSTON GLOBE
You make the Thundercats Proud !!!
Congrats, To Amber Smith and Jaclyn Lyons for making Herald Dream team.
Also Jeanette Anderson - Lynn English (Boston Globe Super Team), Tara Nimkar, Allie Beaulieu -Swampscott and Coach Fred Hogan - Boston Globe division 1 Coach of the Year.
Welcome to the Boston Herald and Boston Globe All-scholastic Team 2009
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AMBER SMITH IPSWICH The all-time leading scorer in school history, the 5-foot-9 senior forward averaged 22 points and 13 rebounds as the Tigers went 15-6. For her career, Smith finished with 1,819 points and 1,099 rebounds. A member of the National Honor Society, Smith will attend the University of Maine to play basketball and study engineering.
JACLYN LYONS READING The MVP of the Middlesex League, the 5-foot-6 senior point guard averaged 19 points and six assists a game as the Rockets reached the Division 2 North final. Despite missing a year with an injury, Lyons still managed to surpass the 1,000-point plateau for her career. A member of the lacrosse team, Lyons will attend UNH on a basketball scholarship.
JEANETTE ANDERSON LYNN ENGLISH The 6-foot senior forward was the backbone behind the Bulldogs’ march to the Northeastern Conference Large title and a berth in the Division 1 North semifinals. Anderson was a model of offensive consistency, scoring in double figures in all but one game, finishing with a 16.9 average. For her career, Anderson scored 1,159 points and grabbed 1,277 rebounds.
TARA NIMKAR SWAMPSCOTT The 5-foot-9 senior forward ended her career in a blaze of glory, averaging 20 points and 11 rebounds a game in leading the Big Blue to the Division 3 state title. A three-time Northeastern Conference All-Star, she was the co-MVP of the league this season. A member of the National Honor Society, Nimkar carries a 4.3 GPA and is ranked fourth in her class.
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ALLIE BEAULIEU SWAMPSCOTT The 5-foot-10 senior guard helped guide the Big Blue to the Div. 3 state title. A co-MVP of the Northeastern Conference, Beaulieu averaged 17 points, nine assists and eight rebounds a game, making 46.1 percent of her shots from 3-point range. A three-time NEC All-Star, Beaulieu ended her career with 1,137 points. She will play basketball at Bates College.
senior / center
Jeanette Anderson, Lynn English
MVP of the Northeastern Conference Large, Anderson made Lynn English history this season by becoming the first Bulldog to top 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. The 5-foot-11-inch senior center will attend Caldwell College this fall.
senior / guard
Jaclyn Lyons, Reading
Despite suffering a season-ending knee injury her sophomore year, Lyons still managed to notch more than 1,000 career points. The Middlesex League MVP averaged 19 points and six assists this season. She’ll attend New Hampshire.
senior / forward
Amber Smith, Ipswich
With 1,819 points and 1,099 rebounds, Smith is Ipswich High’s all-time leading scorer. The McDonald’s All-American nominee averaged 22.8 points and 13 rebounds this season to lead the Tigers to another Cape Ann League title.
Fred Hogan, Lynn English
Hogan led the Bulldogs to a 20-4 record and a Northeastern Conference Large championship, which hadn’t been accomplished since 1995. Hogan, who also serves as an assistant football coach, has a 49-37 record in his four years of coaching.